Nakamura Yashiki (Yamanashi)

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History

Nakamura-yashiki was the residence of the Nakamura Clan who served as part of the Kurokawa-Kinzanshū, which was one of several groups of warrior prospectors (gold miners) who inhabited Yamanashi County and swore fealty to the Takeda Clan. Many warriors called Nakamura served the Takeda, and many of them also came from Yamanashi County, so it’s not clear which Nakamura Clan this residence belonged to, but given its proximity to other residences of members of the Kurokawa-Kinzanshū, it is likely this is the residence of the Nakamura who were members of that group.


Visit Notes

Of Nakamura-yashiki little remains, but a water way taking an angular bend around an old residence is thought to be the (narrower) successor of a moat of the yashiki. The waterway is lined with stone blocks and the surrounding area is fields and orchards, so it’s a pleasant scene.




Gallery
  • Old waterway suggested as the remains of a moat


Castle Profile
English Name Nakamura Yashiki (Yamanashi)
Japanese Name 山梨中村屋敷
Founder Nakamura Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features water moats
Visitor Information
Access Enzan Station on the Chūō Main Line; 16 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Kōshū, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 41' 44.41" N, 138° 43' 48.11" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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